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If there’s a special place that you hold dear, or you just love the cool cache of naming baby after a legendary locale, then take a trip through these baby names inspired by famous (and not so famous) places.

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Abilene

American: City in Texas

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Acadia

The descendants of the Arcadians settled in Lousiana and became known as Cajuns.

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Afton

English: From the Afton River

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Ainsley

English: My own meadow

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Alden

Anglo Saxon Origin

English: Old friend, wise friend. Variant of Alvin. A surname derived from Aldwyn. Related to the Alder tree.

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Aldon

English: Old friend, wise friend. Variant of Alvin. A surname derived from Aldwyn. Related to the Alder tree.

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Alexandria

English: A variation of Alexandra. Man's defender

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Amara

German: Eternal

Greek: Eternal; a form of Amarantha

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Amarah

German Origin

Greek Origin

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Amari

African: "Possesses great strength" in African.

Arabic: Variation of Amar, which means "moon" in Arabic.

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Amelia

Amelia is one of those names that just invokes image of romantic far-off places from the 20s. Or a female pilot. Or the constantly...

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America

American: Place name for the United States of America

Latin: derived from the Latin, Americus, in homage to explorer Amerigo Vespucci

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Ansley

Love Ashley, but hate how popular it is? Consider Ansley as a hip alternative. Not only is the name very contemporary sounding...

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Arabia

Latin: Place name referring to ancient country to the southwest of Mesopotamia, which in modern geography would include the Middle...

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Arcadia

Greek: A mountainous region of Greece which became a symbol of, and endowed this name with, the virtues of the simplicity and joy...

Latin Origin

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Argentina

Don't cry for us, Argentina. Wouldn't that be nice? The name of a South American country, Argentina would be a very unique...

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Avalon

Celtic: Celtic for island of the apples, Avalon is the magical island where the old and the new religions of England meet and overlap...

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Beck

English: Brook

Swedish: From the brook

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Bentley

English: From the meadow of coarse or bent grass

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Beverly

English: From the beaver stream or meadow

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Blair

Celtic: From the plain lands

Scottish: Field of battle

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Bradley

English: From the broad meadow; a surname adapted to widespread first name use

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Brighton

English: From the bright town; Brighton is a seaside town in southern England. A surname traditionally used for boys, Brighton name...

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Brooklyn

No longer just a NYC borough, Brooklyn has become one of the trendiest girl's names out there. Not only is it a place name...

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Cairo

English: Cairo is a place name for the capital of Egypt.

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Camden

Scottish: From the winding valley; a surname adapted to first name use, and a place name of a section of London.

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Carrington

English: Origin is not entirely clear, but it refers to a town; English surname

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Carson

English: Child of Carr; a name originally for boys, now used for both genders

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Catalina

Catalina is a modern-sounding alternative to the cool and composed Catherine, of which it's a variant. It's currently at...

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Charlotte

Charlotte is the feminine form of Charles and the name of many Queens in history, including wife of King George III of England...

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